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Palms and Snow


Sr. Califas

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Anyone else in the foothills able to capture our rare and wonderful view of palms with snow in the background today? This is the best I could do from Upland, Ca. 91784. If other can contribute, please do before the snow melts!

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Front yard view, you can see the snow just in between those pesky power lines. 

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View from the balcony of neighborhood palms with all of the usual suspects.

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Thank you guys I think its a wonderful sight. A "best of both worlds." 

I know there are more talented photographers than me out there. Hopefully they will get some good shots.

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These are the 14,000 foot peaks of the Sierra Nevada. They're a welcome sight in the winter, always a sight to behold when they're covered in snow. Unlike the San Gabriels, the snow on these will last throughout the entire year on the highest of peaks - even though the bulk of it melts by May. 

I've encountered snow flurries in mid July on Mt. Whitney and in May at around 10,000 foot elevations. 

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15 hours ago, Phoenikakias said:

What was the temperature at same time in the area of your standing position?

Didn't take an exact note, but probably in the low 60's at that point.

 

1 hour ago, Jdiaz31089 said:

These are the 14,000 foot peaks of the Sierra Nevada.

Cool pics J!

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Beautiful views! Reminds me of my son's view when he lived in Colorado Springs. In winter he could see Pike's Peak from his front steps.

Meg

Palms of Victory I shall wear

Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise)
Florida
Zone 10A on the Isabelle Canal
Elevation: 15 feet

I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden in the shade.

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What a cool sight! Born and raised in the tropics, I will never forget when I moved to Southern California in 1999 and I first saw snow capped mountains and palm trees, it was so weird to see snow and palms at the same time. Still miss the tropics thou. 

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Palos Verdes Estates - coastal Los Angeles - 33°45'N 118°24'W

On a cliff, 2 blocks from the Pacific Ocean. Zone 10b - Sunset zone 24

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4 hours ago, Panamajack said:

What a cool sight! Born and raised in the tropics, I will never forget when I moved to Southern California in 1999 and I first saw snow capped mountains and palm trees, it was so weird to see snow and palms at the same time. Still miss the tropics thou. 

Wait till you see snow ON palms! We are gonna experience this picture in the coming days:angry:

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On 25 December 2016 6:16:38 AM, Sr. Califas said:

Anyone else in the foothills able to capture our rare and wonderful view of palms with snow in the background today? This is the best I could do from Upland, Ca. 91784. If other can contribute, please do before the snow melts!

View from the backyard.1.thumb.jpg.a24bc3ebc7e798da0aec259cefd4

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Front yard view, you can see the snow just in between those pesky power lines. 

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View from the balcony of neighborhood palms with all of the usual suspects.

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Wrong. So wrong.

Millbrook, "Kinjarling" Noongar word meaning "Place of Rain", Rainbow Coast, Western Australia 35S. Warm temperate. Csb Koeppen Climate classification. Cool nights all year round.

 

 

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I used to see Windmill palms (Trachycarpus fortunei) covered in snow almost yearly in Virginia Beach, yet they grew well and had many progeny.

I am enjoying the photos, but glad to be far far away from cold temperatures for the second winter.

Still wearing a tank top and shorts (with only screens on the windows) long after dark.

Cindy Adair

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